This amazing chocolate sculpture was created by pastry chef Francois Mellet, who broke a Guinness world record by using over nine tons of the sweet brown stuff to build this awesome Mayan temple.
The subject is Kukulkan pyramid from Chichen Itza, Mexico, and Francois was very particular about making this piece perfect:
Extensive planning and research set the groundwork to accurately capture the details and intricacies of an authentic Mayan temple down to the exact number of steps and panels representing numbers significant to the Mayan calendar. Built proportionally to the ancient temple’s true size, the solid chocolate pyramid is six feet tall and its base measures 10 feet by 10 feet – exactly one-thirtieth the size. The sculpture’s base alone weighs more than 3,000 pounds.
I imagine it would be hard for a chocoholic like myself to become a chocolate sculptor, because we'd be too busy eating the medium to get any work done!
Link --via Laughing Squid